Stem cell treatment ‘worth it,’ but no cure for Cat Davis – Thu, 12 Sep 2013 PST

Seven months after undergoing a stem cell transplant, Cat Davis sports a short new haircut and a biggrin.

The hairstyle was necessary when all her hair fell out during chemotherapy, but the brilliant smile is her trademark. However, in recent years, she hasnt had much to smileabout.

Four years ago, the 2006 Northwest Christian School graduate was diagnosed with CREST syndrome, a combination of five diseases. The symptoms of CREST are associated with a generalized form of scleroderma, which literally means hard skin. The disease causes the immune system to attack and destroy healthytissue.

Her doctor

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Cat Davis is shown in March after the stem celltransplant. (Full-size photo)(All photos)

Seven months after undergoing a stem cell transplant, Cat Davis sports a short new haircut and a biggrin.

The hairstyle was necessary when all her hair fell out during chemotherapy, but the brilliant smile is her trademark. However, in recent years, she hasnt had much to smileabout.

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